Month: August 2015

Peter Speakman & Co Lawyers

Power of Attorney Law Change

The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (“the New Act”) will commence on 1 September 2015, after which powers of attorney appointments must be made under the New Act. A Power of Attorney is a legal document pursuant to which a person (“the Principal”), who has capacity to make decisions and take action, may appoint another […]
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Intertwined marriage rings

Same Sex Marriage

What’s the issue?  As the law presently stands in Australia, persons of the same gender are not able to marry.  That is, the definition of marriage explicitly excludes persons of the same gender. What does the law say? “Marriage” is defined in the Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) (“the Act”), a Commonwealth act of parliament, last […]
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